B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
Texas State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference
Address
601 University Dr
San Marcos, TX 78666

Texas State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Texas State University

Cost

Net Price
$12,728/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,213/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,007/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,697/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,869/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,986/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
23:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.352 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.358 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.358 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
27,369Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 233 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    39%
  • Friendly
    15%
  • Average
    12%
  • Unique
    12%
  • Young
    6%
  • Different
    6%
  • Intelligent
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.434 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.531 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 253 responses
Report
  • Great education, beautiful town, fun environment
    30%
  • Great Education in a great location
    12%
  • Good education opportunities with lots of parties
    12%
  • Great town with an amazing atmosphere
    9%
  • Great education with a Good balance
    9%
  • A good introduction into university life
    9%
  • Party school
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.253 responses
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Texas State University Reviews

5,233 reviews
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Besides being an incredibly beautiful campus, Texas State has a great selection of majors (one of the many reasons I choose this school), amazing professors that go above and beyond, and some of the friendliest students around. The first time I visited the campus my parents and I got lost and I asked a girl walking beside me for directions and she answered me with a big smile on her face. Honestly, I love it here! The only thing that can get a little annoying is all of the walking you have to do to get around, but that can be avoided with the shuttles they run across and off campus! Overall, I could not recommend this school enough.
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I will be attending Texas State University in the fall of 2017 and I could not be more excited. The campus life is so much fun and there is so much to do both on and off campus. The river flows right through the center of campus which provides a place to get away when you're feeling stressed. With the town square less than 10 minutes away from the center of campus, you will never be bored. There are tons of organizations on campus and everyone is sure to find a place they belong. Although the amount of hills might seem daunting at first, it's actually a great way to get exercise in without even trying! Overall, I would have to say that Texas State is one of the most unique and special colleges in Texas.
Texas State is a great place to go to school. The professors are super helpful in making sure you understand content. The town is fun with lots of things to do including the river that is part of the school. It’s really close to Austin and San Antonio. The dining it’s great and includes vegan options! The only complaint I have is the hills but even then it’s a great opportunity to exercise. Even though it’s a big school, advisers are still super helpful to each student and career advisers are determined to help. I will definitely continue my studies there!